SPHR 28 Contents


The 50th Anniversary edition of the Society’s flagship publication, Scottish Pottery Historical Review, is now available for sale. 

The limited run of 250 numbered copies are available for £25 plus postage – or you can collect for free at a local meeting.

To order your copy, please Contact Us


SPHR 28 cover

Articles for publication

The Society is always very grateful to receive articles for publication to appear in either our regular bulletin or flagship SPHR publications. 

If you have an article for submission, please contact us.

Do you have a pottery question?

Have you found a piece of Scottish pottery you want to know more about?

Post your query with an image on our Facebook Page and let the community help you out (see below for a live window on current discussions)

Meetings of the Scottish Pottery Society are held regularly in Glasgow and Edinburgh. 
All members of (and guests who are interested in joining) the Society are invited to attend.
Meetings in Glasgow are currently held on a Monday afternoon, whilst those in Edinburgh are on a Friday evening 
(see link below for dates and details).

The meetings normally comprise a presentation by a member or guest on the subject of ceramics, with the focus usually on Scottish Pottery

Learn more and see further upcoming meetings by clicking here

What we do

Our members have a passion for Scottish ceramics and we study (mostly) the Industrial Potteries from 1750-1950 and share our work via talks, publications  and online


We have an ongoing project to digitise our archives and publish them on this website.

Meetings and Activities

The Society organises for members a lively programme of meetings and presentationsSome of these are held at venues in Glasgow or Edinburgh and live-streamed on the internet. Other sessions are internet-only. Our speakers are specialist academics, researchers, collectors and practitioners, who together embody the widest and deepest knowledge and expertise in Scottish ceramics available anywhere.



Publications and Social Media

The Society publishes the peer-reviewed journal Scottish Pottery Historical Review every two years or so. All back issues are available to members on this website. 

Members receive regular email updates containing reports on meetings, latest research, and planned activities.


Join our Facebook group www.Facebook.com/Groups/ScottishPottery where our experts are delighted to help people to identify their own pieces of Scottish pottery.

How to Join

Membership is open to all on payment of a small annual subscription. For joining information, Click Here.


Benefits of Membership

Membership of the Scottish Pottery Society gives you:


  • Participation in meetings and activities both in person and online
  • Regular updates with reports on meetings, latest research, and planned activities
  • Access to all areas of this website, including a full digitised archive of Society publications and original research.
  • A printed copy of each new issue of Scottish Pottery Historical Review, the most important and authoritative journal about Scottish ceramics
  • Direct access to a network of the world’s most knowledgeable and experienced experts in Scottish ceramics.
  • The opportunity to help the Society advance knowledge and research in Scottish Ceramics



If you are able to spare time to help the Society, please contact us.  

The Society is run entirely by volunteers, who give up their time to help with:

  • Speaking at events, meetings, lectures and on Zoom
  • Researching and writing articles for our publications
  • Building, updating and maintaining our website and social media
  • Serving on SPS committees to help manage the Society’s core functions
  • Scoping, planning and delivering Scottish Pottery exhibitions
  • Fundraising; to help the Society increase its reach and ensure its financial stability
  • Taking office-bearer roles, such as President, Secretary, Treasurer, etc.